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Kari Pieskä
locking only shy layers
on May 10, 2013 at 8:33:29 am

Is there a possibility to lock only shy layers?

I have a rig and sometimes I accidently push a button that brakes the expressions between layers. Even though I use ctrl+z, it doesn't bring the expression alive again. I have to open up all the layers I don't need when animating, unlock them, select all and press U to see what expression is deactivated.

After this I have to lock all the layers, one by one to get back to the position I was earlier.
But, normally the layers that are shy, are the ones that are locked. So It would make some sense to me to have an option to lock only shy layers, wouldn't it?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: locking only shy layers
on May 10, 2013 at 1:57:53 pm

That sounds like a fine feature request to make to Adobe:
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Ridley Walker
Re: locking only shy layers
on May 10, 2013 at 9:45:44 pm

I've written a script to do just that. It's fairly crude but its effective. There are better scripts at aescripts.com, Zorro the Layer Tagger comes to mind.

If you'd like, here is the script. I assume no liability.

5987_lockshylayers.jsx.zip


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Kari Pieskä
Re: locking only shy layers
on May 13, 2013 at 9:48:57 am

I also think this could be a nice little thing. Thank you for your responses, I'll post adobe and also check if Ridleys solution might work for me.


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Ridley Walker
Re: locking only shy layers
on May 13, 2013 at 10:27:19 pm

Kari;

I cleaned up the code and made it a dockable panel. Put this new script in the ScriptUI panels folder and access it from the window menu.




5992_lockshy.jsx.zip


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